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A £1.7 million revamp of Shrewsbury’s crematorium is being planned by the new managers, it was revealed this afternoon. Co-operative Funeralcare, which took over Emstrey Crematorium from Shropshire Council in September as part of a multi-million pound deal, is seeking permission to upgrade the ageing chapel and crematorium buildings in London Road. Sam Shale, public relations officer for Cooperative Funeralcare, said: “The Co-operative Group is committed to investing an initial £1.7 million to upgrade Emstrey Crematorium to ensure it is able to continue to provide a quality service to the community.
Shropshire Star | 8/12/2011
WEYMOUTH’S crematorium opened its doors to visitors for an open day after a £1million revamp. New economical cremators have been installed and the rear of the building extended to house a new abatement plant that filters out toxins and reduces air pollutants from the cremation process by 99 per cent. Ian Price, bereavement services manager, said the total budget was £1.4million but that the work had come in under-budget.
Dorset Echo | 29/9/2011
WEYMOUTH Crematorium has had a £1.4m revamp. People are now being invited into the building in Quibo Lane to see the improvements for themselves. An open day is taking place this weekend when there will be a rededication service by the Archdeacon of Sherborne, The Venerable Paul Taylor, and Humanist minister Leslie Scrase. The building work at the crematorium was carried out by local firm Matrix on behalf of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
Dorset Echo | 21/9/2011
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